Moving into a new home is a significant event, but it may be overwhelming for a variety of reasons. It might be difficult to know how to decorate your house on a budget. We're here to help. We've laid out the key initial stages of decorating a new house in this blog so you don't have to figure it out on your own.
- Assess and Declutter Your Belongings
Starting with a fresh slate is the key to decorating a new house. It is OK to discard or give away items that you no longer desire or need. Now is the moment to assess everything and ensure that the items you keep will serve a function in your new place - this will help you avoid having a house full of clutter
- Organize Your Existing Items
Use your blank slate to arrange all of your stuff and assign them a home within your home. To properly organize objects particular to each area, use large organizing pieces such as cube storage or bookshelves with baskets. Cataloging what you already own might assist you in determining which pieces are representative of the overall style you wish to build.
- Select your style
When you become a homeowner, you will have the opportunity to fill your house with items that represent your personality. Take cues from your favorite colors, patterns, and textures, and don't be hesitant to mix product types such as contemporary glam, modern farmhouse, or classic boho to create your unique mixture.
- Choose a starting point
If you're not sure where to begin, think about the rooms where you spend the most time. Begin with the living room, kitchen, or bedroom; worry about the additional rooms later. Take the same idea and apply it to finding the most significant element in each area first. These are the basis of your room, and you'll base your home's style on them. Begin by selecting the living room couch, bedroom furniture, or dining table, and then work on finer elements like as wall art or throw blankets afterward.
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- Bathroom Organization
You want to make sure your furniture not only reflects your taste, but also complements your lifestyle in the spaces you use the most. If you apply your makeup in the bathroom, you should have a specific area on the counter for your supplies. Find a method to display your toiletries on a trendy ladder shelf. Store toiletries in elegant containers and jars for easy access without losing style.
- Don't be afraid to do some DIY
Decorating a new home does not necessitate the purchase of all new items. Rather than buying new furniture or décor, consider upgrading what you currently have with new hardware or paint. Small changes like adding beautiful knobs to dull kitchen cabinets or using wallpaper to create a dramatic accent wall will make a big impact. Even basic items like outlet and light switch covers may make your new house seem cleaner and more like your own without breaking the bank.
- Determine the Room's Focal Points
Consider what draws your attention when you first enter a room. Large focal elements, such as windows, fireplaces, or arches, should be highlighted. Use these pieces as a preview to the remainder of your home's design because you're naturally drawn to them. Consider how window coverings or paintings above the mantle might serve as a focal point for your design strategy in areas with a clean slate.
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- Make use of lights and mirrors
Lighting is a critical component in highlighting your house. Consider the atmosphere provided by various lighting and how to use them to emphasize your home's greatest qualities. Most rooms will require general lighting from ceiling fixtures, task lighting in specific locations, and decorative lighting such as lamps or wall lights. Large wall mirrors that reflect natural light and brighten the area may also help to open up the appearance of a space.
- Create a living area with a sofa, toss cushions, and plants
Small accent components will go a long way toward customizing the style of your house. Throw pillows, floor pillows, and throw blankets are fun and comforting accents that can be switched out or relocated whenever you like. Laying vivid rugs on the floor will draw attention to it, and a set of flowing drapes will make your windows appear less empty.
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- Use both real and fake plants.
Convert your unused area into a fashionable urban jungle. You may sprinkle plants about your new house, whether you're a self-proclaimed green thumb or prefer the luxury of something artificial. Even those with the most sluggish green thumbs may manage a kitchen window herb garden or some difficult succulents. Consider these plants flourishing with you in your new home.
- Layer Each Room
The process of decorating a new house is a marathon, not a sprint. You'll grow to know your new house better as you spend more time there and even anticipate fresh styles for the future. Here are a few things to keep in mind for the future:
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- Choosing bedding that expresses your personal style and color scheme for your bedroom. Shop our bedding selection. https://www.homesoftthings.com/collections/bedding